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Wellington Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Many families have limited options on how to ensure that their loved one receives the best care and choose to place them in a community nursing facility. Unfortunately, the incident rates of abuse and neglect occurring in nursing homes nationwide have risen significantly over the last few decades. Many patients become victims of mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other residents.
If your loved one suffered harm while living in a Wake County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Wellington Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 80-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Knightdale and Wake County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1000 Tandal Place
Knightdale, North Carolina 27545
Wellington Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Wellington Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of North Carolina can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
The nursing home received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (Adult Protective Services) Website.
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Our attorneys review data to determine violations, deficient practices, and recertification issues on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Remedy Past Noncompliance – citation #F698 date June 5, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to remove or change a pressure dressing from a resident’s arteriovenous fistula.” The investigation involved a resident who was admitted to the facility with end-stage renal failure, “dementia with and without behaviors, diabetes mellitus, and anxiety.”
The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated a rejection of care, “wandering and behaviors often.” The nursing staff are directed to monitor the resident for infection and monitor shunt for [bruit and thrill as needed].” The staff was to “remove the dressing from the shunt site as ordered.”
The investigative team observed the resident in bed, having just awakened according to herself and [the nurse].” The resident was observed “to have a dressing on her right arteriovenous (AV) site.” The manager at the Treatment Center stated that the resident arrives at the treatment center every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
The manager said that on numerous occasions, the resident returned to the facility with “the same pressure bandage on her right arm’s AV fistula that was applied during her previous visit” which was “two days earlier. The manager stated that the nurses at the [Center] had requested the resident’s pressure bandage be removed so the AV fistula would not clot and become inaccessible for [medical treatment].”
The manager indicated that on one occasion, the resident’s AV fistula site was clotted and the treatment “could not be performed. The manager noted that the staff was unable to schedule an appointment to have the clot removed at the Renal Access Center, and [the resident] was sent to the hospital.”
A review of the hospital records indicated that the resident “underwent a procedure to visualize the AV fistula and using a [device] to remove the clot from the fistula.” During an interview with the Director of Nursing, it was revealed that she expected that “staff would follow orders.” The facility Administrator also said that it is “her expectation that the staff would follow doctor’s orders and assess for appropriateness.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm, abuse, or neglect through mistreatment while living at Wellington Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Wake County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Knightdale.
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